The innovative interaction design requires comprehensive products, contents and services to provide systemic solutions. The understanding of this system depends on the in-depth analysis and study of the scenarios used and the relationships contained in the scenarios.
Interaction design and information design
Research on innovative network-based applications and services system
The research on innovative network-based applications and services system is the applied research to provide innovative systemic solutions by using network technologies (traditional internet technology, mobile internet technology, and new network technology such as the internet of things) and comprehensive products, contents and services. The systemic research focuses on the innovative applications from the network to terminal, which can help understand the users’ experience and its implications in a more continuous scenario and provide greater value and better services. The network is not only the platform for information interaction, but also the basis for various innovative applications and services. To some extent, the application and service mode of the network reflects the relations between people and things, between things and between people. The innovative network-based applications and services system concentrates on employing network technologies, exploring the relations within the system in line with people’s needs and demands, providing innovative systemic solutions, and guiding the users’ by planning the content, structure, representation, and service mode of information services.
As the research on the basic theory of interaction design, Wu’s doctoral dissertation entitled Scenario Design Methods explored the concept, content, function and significance of the scenario in the interaction design, which won the second prize for excellent doctoral dissertations in Tsinghua University. Wu’s another dissertation entitled The Design Method Based on the Construction of Scenario Model, expounded on the application of scenario model in the scenario analysis. The dissertation was shared in the 2009 International Design Management Seminar held in Tsinghua University and published in the Proceedings of 2009 International Design Management Seminar. In January 2010, Wu was invited to host the Topics on Interaction Design for the tier-1 academic journal, Decoration, and published the paper titled The Domain and Scope of Interaction Design, which explores the concept, connotations, and development trends of interaction design. Since 2002, Wu has published a number of academic papers on product design, information design and interaction design.
In the area of design practice, Wu’s works M-directing that explores the interactive application and service of mobile devices was displayed in the 11th National Fine Art Exhibition. Wu’s another design works that explores the application of Internet of Things entitled Chinese Internet of Things was adopted by the institution directly under the administration of ministry. Since 2002, Wu has fulfilled a number of projects of product design and large-sized website design for key state enterprises and institutions.
Currently Wu teaches the undergraduate courses including Net Art Design, Information Graphics, Fundamentals of Computer-aided Design, and Digital Interaction Design. Net Art Design explains the basic theory, principles, process and method in designing accessible websites. The course combines the teaching of the topics such as the formulation of website’s goals, task analysis, information structure, design of interface and interaction, production of website’s front-end, testing and assessment with the practice of website’s design and construction to make students understand the methods of website construction and grasp the basic skills in designing and producing website’s front-end. The course also discusses the website’s migration to mobile devices.
The course Information Graphics focuses on development history, features, methods of expression, and principles of information graphics from the perspective of information communication. The course concentrates on the discussion and analysis of the thinking mode of information communication and the theory of visual perception, characteristics of graphics, and on cultivating students’ capability to express and interpret the complicated information such as complicated events, space and data by comprehensively using static, dynamic and interactive forms.